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Fairytale Garden: A Photo Essay From Guildwood Park

Guildwood Park is like something out of a dream or fairytale or both. It used to be the home of a couple who collected remnants of early 20th-century buildings for their garden. Today it’s used as a wedding and festival venue, and the grounds – with hiking trails and all the weirdly wonderful structures – are open… Continue reading Fairytale Garden: A Photo Essay From Guildwood Park

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A Favourite Photo, Time and Place

I was excited to be asked to join Light’s #VantagePoint project. Light is a start-up camera technology company that has recently designed a 52-megapixel compact camera that looks awesome. For the project, I was asked to share a great photo taken in my favourite location and explain how my equipment played a role in getting the shot.… Continue reading A Favourite Photo, Time and Place

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

This week’s theme for The Daily Post’s photo challenge is ‘focus‘. “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” -Mark Twain I was very happy with the bokeh I was able to capture in this photo by shooting into the light, and with the help of Photoshop to tweak a few […]

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Waiting: A Photo Essay

We had the front door open so Rider could watch the cars and people going by as he waited for my mom to come home. His impatience and weariness (and love of posing for the camera) made him an excellent subject for some photos. Rider has white fur so converting the images to black and white… Continue reading Waiting: A Photo Essay

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

This week’s theme for The Daily Post’s photo challenge is ‘focus‘. “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” -Mark Twain I was very happy with the bokeh I was able to capture in this photo by shooting into the light, and with the help of Photoshop to tweak a few… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

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June Birds

“The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best”     ~ Henry van Dyke ~ Summer means birds visiting our garden, and between the three feeders we’ve hung up and the soil crowded with grubs and worms, our garden hasn’t stayed quiet for long this year. I’ve… Continue reading June Birds

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May Flowers – Part Two

I love taking pictures of flowers, and definitely feel like they are one of my photographic strengths. I enjoy playing around with depth-of-field and isolating the prettiest blooms in order to get the best possible composition. I then edit them in Photoshop by darkening the background a little to make the flowers pop. Please don’t share… Continue reading May Flowers – Part Two